Medical Billing for Anesthesia

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A person under the effects of anesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anesthesiology or anesthesia is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery.

CPT codes 00100-01860 specify “Anesthesia for” followed by a description of a surgical intervention. 

When anesthesiologists work with other qualified anesthesia providers, such as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) and anesthesia assistants (AA), they must follow special documentation requirements to be paid for the medical direction of the case. Seven elements must be documented for the anesthesiologist to bill his or her medical direction services when it comes to hospital anesthesia billing.

  1. Perform a pre-anesthetic examination and evaluation
  2. Prescribe the anesthesia plan
  3. Personally participate in the most demanding procedures in the anesthesia plan
  4. Ensure a qualified individual performs any procedures in the anesthesia plan that the anesthesiologist does not personally perform
  5. Monitor the course of anesthesia administration at frequent intervals
  6. Remain physically present for all key and critical portions of the procedure, and be available for immediate diagnosis and treatment of emergencies 
  7. Provide post-anesthesia care as indicated

Anesthesia billing can become complex as it involves documentation of a high number of records for anesthesiology medical billing & anesthesia medical coding, such as:

Pre-operative Evaluation

The pre-operative evaluation consists of the patient’s medical history, alcohol, and tobacco habits that must be considered while calculating the required dosage of anesthetics.

Post-operative Evaluation

The post-operative evaluation contains records that state that the patient has not suffered any problems due to the anesthetic administered.

Anesthesia departments need specialized hospital anesthesia billing services. Hospitals that use a single service for all their billing, whether contracted or in-house rely on systems and expertise that have been optimized generally across departments and specialties. This is normally fine, but that means they aren’t optimizing for specialties that have outlier requirements like anesthesia

If  you specifically need medical billing for anesthesia, at Ibex Medical Billing, our coders are proficient in ICD-9/10, CPT, and HCPCS codes based on CMS and AMA guidelines. It would be fair to state that we have vast experience in pediatric billing & coding. We are also aware of the services that can or cannot be bundled together with the anesthesiology service offered. We carry nothing less than quality, knowledge, and exactness while building a revenue cycle devoid of defects for your practice. Our team endeavors to present a friction-free billing, coding, claim submission, and payment posting process.

 Whether it is anesthesia medical billing service for your practice or a group Contact us to find out more.